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Creating value for all stakeholders

An independent energy company focused on sustainable growth and returns to stakeholders

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The entire Pharos team was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Ed Story on 27 December 2023. Ed founded SOCO Inc., the precursor to SOCO International plc*, in 1991 and served as CEO and President through to March 2022. Ed oversaw SOCO’s listing in London 1997 and its forays into a dozen different countries, most notably Vietnam.  After stepping down from the board, Ed retained oversight responsibilities for the business in Vietnam which now pass to his long-term colleague there, Vincent Duignan.

More information can be found on our Leadership page at https://www.pharos.energy/about-us/leadership/.

* renamed Pharos Energy plc in 2019

Imaginative, pragmatic and disciplined

Our strategic ambition is to deliver value for all our stakeholders through the responsible management of our current portfolio and the careful selection of growth opportunities.

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Geographically diverse portfolio

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High quality oil production operations and development assets and exploration blocks, building our scale and creating significant opportunities.

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Established and valuable assets, with production at two fields and further potential for growth from two additional exploration blocks.

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The Pharos Way

Driven by the strength, skills and imagination of our people, we are making a positive impact in everything we do.

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